DISGRACE: It is a disgrace that in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that left 26 dead, including 20 children, people would resort to racist denigration of President Obama by some television viewers over NBC preempting the first quarter Sunday night’s football game between the San Francisco 49ers vs. the New England Patriots to show his speech at the vigil. Deadspin editor Timothy Burke collected a lot of the racist tweets dissing President Obama’s speech. The tweets also included one from North Alabama player Bradley Patterson. A later tweet by UNA Athletic Director Mark Linder states that Bradley Patterson is no longer a member of the team. Patterson’s Twitter account has since been closed. Here are some of those tweets:
Here’s tweet from UNA Athletic Director:
Thx 2 everyone who brought the inappropriate tweet to our attention. @unaathletics does not condone. He is no longer a member of the team.
— Mark Linder (@UNAAthletics) December 17, 2012